My name is Pocky – Chananchida V. I’m doing master degree in Master of Science International Hospitality and Tourism Management at Bournemouth University The thing I love the most about Bournemouth is the people in this city. Everyone is very friendly which makes me feel comfortable. There is no pressure around which makes it easier to focus on studies and provides a good atmosphere to chill with friends. This city is all about student life. In my opinion, studying a pre-sessional course is very useful. It helps us to discover our likes and dislikes and how comfortable we are in various aspects. International Hospitality includes all aspects of hospitality starting from housekeeping till the steps of becoming a manager and an owner. We also learn how to produce profits, how to attract customers using marketing strategies. In Tourism Management we learn different strategies and their impact on the society. We also learn how to apply different lifestyles onto a culture or society which makes us think using both business and societal aspects. Work placement is looking for a job that matches your course of study. For instance, I would have to have a job that relates to tourism. It could be a working in a tour company or a hotel located anywhere that you think you would want to work. University usually requires your placement to be around 30 weeks. The minimum time is specified by the university. Doing a placement gives you a new experience with a bonus that you get to stay in the UK longer. I have to thank mom and dad because if they did not sponsor me, I wouldn’t be here. Thank you very much.